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Past articles by Caroline:

Big Putin Win As White House Lifts Sanctions On Oligarch

Trump quietly rolled out the move on Sunday evening, apparently hoping that no one would notice his capitulation to Putin. → Read More

Russia Gloats: Thanks To Trump Chaos, 'We Will Finally Defeat America'

Trump's border stunt is hurting Americans — and Russia couldn't be happier about it. → Read More

Senate Republicans Protect Don Jr. From Perjury Probe

Faced with new evidence that Don Jr. may have perjured himself, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is providing cover instead of oversight. → Read More

Trump Threatens To Reveal Classified Secrets In Partisan Fight

Trump's threat to declassify sensitive intelligence puts the U.S. national security at risk — but apparently that's a price he's willing to pay to protect himself. → Read More

GOP Blocks Senate Bill To Protect Special Counsel

Even as Trump suggests that the appointment of a special counsel was 'treasonous,' Senate Republicans are still refusing to protect Mueller. → Read More

Under Trump, Right-Wing Terrorism Surges In US

A new report shows right-wing terrorism is surging under Trump's leadership — and experts say it's not a coincidence. → Read More

Claiming Manafort Lied, Special Counsel Cancels Cooperation Deal

The special counsel's office says Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by lying repeatedly, and should be sentenced immediately. → Read More

Trump's DHS Spending Millions To Spy On 'Caravan'

Taxpayer dollars are being used to spy on migrants fleeing violence, adding to the huge cost of Trump's wasteful border stunt. → Read More

John Dean Warns: 'This Is What An Autocrat Does'

Former White House counsel John Dean said even Richard Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' by trying to weaponize the DOJ against his political rivals. → Read More

Following Russia, US Shuns Global Cybersecurity Pact

Once again, America is retreating from the global stage under Trump's leadership. And once again, Russia stands to benefit from it. → Read More

Zero GOP Sponsors For Senate Hate Crimes Bill

With hate crimes surging nationwide, not a single Republican will sign on as a co-sponsor to a bill to address the problem. → Read More

Armed Militias Head Toward Border, Endangering Troops

Armed militias and other vigilantes are heeding Trump's call and heading to the border to confront migrants — and put our troops in danger. → Read More

Retired Colonel: 'Draft Dodger' Trump Is 'Playing' With Troops

Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters is not impressed with Trump's plan to use our troops as part of a political stunt at the border. → Read More

Convicted In Mass Murder Plot, Extremists Blame Trump's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Violent criminals are saying Trump's anti-Muslim rage should let them get away with shorter prison sentences. → Read More

White House Ends DHS Program Aimed At Far-Right Terrorism

Just days after the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Trump administration is reportedly about to end a DHS program devoted to countering violent extremism in America. → Read More

At Putin’s Order, Trump Reorders Schedule For Paris Summit

Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin the week after midterm elections — a major change in plans that came after Putin called for it. → Read More

CNN: Roger Stone On Tape, Claiming 'Credit' For Wikileaks Collusion

Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone was reportedly so eager to get recognition for his work that he demanded credit for collusion. → Read More

Putin Gloats Over America's Downfall Under Trump

Putin used his annual public address to celebrate America's fading global influence under the Trump administration. → Read More

Trumpsters Running Smear Campaign Against Khashoggi

Trump's allies are orchestrating a smear campaign against Jamal Khashoggi to take the heat off Trump for his failure to hold Saudi Arabia accountable. → Read More

Trump: Saudi Arabia Is Being Unfairly Accused Just Like Kavanaugh

A journalist was murdered, and Trump is defending the brutal dictatorship accused of killing him. → Read More